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Anthropology and the Colonial Encounter

The papers in this book analyze and document ways in which anthropological thinking and practice have been affected by British colonialism. They approach this topic from different points of view and at different levels. Each stands as an original contribution to an argument which is only just beginning.
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Talal Asad is a Saudi Arabian anthropologist, currently working for the City University of New York Graduate Center. Asad's studies in religious anthropology have led to many intellectual breakthroughs in the field of secularism. His book Formations of the Secular: Christianity, Islam, Modernity is considered to be one of the critical texts in the study. He is also the author of The Kababish Arabs: Power, Authority, and Consent in a Nomadic Tribe, Genealogies of Religion: Discipline and Reasons of Power in Christianity and Islam, and On Suicide Bombing.

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